Just think of it as an opportunity to take a nice, long nap. According to reports from the BBC, some companies in South Korea are actually holding fake funerals for their employees to get them to re-evaluate their priorities. They’re called “well-dying” courses, and the hope is that they can be used to help reduce the country’s high suicide rate. These funerals involve the “deceased” employee writing final letters to loved ones and then lying down in a casket while someone draped in black closes the lid. Yeah, count us out.
They just can’t resist returning to the scene of the crime… A television reporter in Minnesota was doing an update on a bank robbery when the suspect allegedly returned to rob it again. While on live television, a bank employee could be seen running out of the building and pointing at the robbery suspect who was making off with his haul for the second time. “That’s the robber,” reporter Adam Sallet said. “This is live TV folks. That’s the robber (who) just went by, according to the bank employee. I got to go here and call 911.” Police later caught up with the suspect and arrested him, but it’s still unclear what charges he will be facing.
Seems reasonable. The town of Woodland, North Carolina decided not to move forward with the construction of a solar farm after receiving a petition from residents who were against it. But during a public comment period on the project, some residents got to explain exactly why they didn’t want one. Among them was a retired science teacher who said she was concerned the panels would hog all the sunlight and prevent other plants from growing. She also questioned whether or not solar panels could have a link to cancer. When the council released its official decision, however, it said solar farms were rejected because they would reduce the value of homes in the area.
With all that planning, you could say their crimes were “thoughtful.” An Amazon delivery driver called police in California after he noticed a car following his truck and picking up all the packages he would drop at homes. When officers arrived, they pulled the car over and found five stolen packages, drugs, a gun and stolen mail addressed to 13 people. But they also found a “to-do” list, which read “steal mail and shoplift.” Strangely, under “Shop Lift,” the next errand on the list was to “kiss mom n tell her she’s loved.”
‘Tis the season, after all. Patrick Rempe was arrested in Florida this week after he allegedly rammed his car into the front door of a prison and then tried to hop a fence to meet with his friends. Unfortunately for him, police found him after he got tangled in the fence’s razor wire. Rempe was taken into custody and treated for minor injuries, and now faces a slew of charges. Luckily for him though, he’s being held without bond, which should give him lots of time to visit his old friends.